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Lessons from the Australian Bushfires Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 8:00am - 9:00am

Lessons from the Australian Bushfires
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  • Date
    Thursday, March 5, 2020
  • Location
    Webinar
  • Category
    CMU Faculty Dialogues
  • Region
    Australia

Explore the causes of the fires, their impact and the policy and political ramifications resulting from a natural disaster of this magnitude.

Tim O’Loughlin will be providing a briefing to CMU and its Alumni Association on the recent bushfires. These fires were by far the worst
in Australia’s attention in all respects but one. Fortunately the number of lives lost was not as high as most of the previous disasters. The fires have garnered international attention, particularly as many have seen them as an early sign of the sort of consequences that climate change will bring to other parts of the world.

Tim’s talk will cover the role of climate change in the fires as well as other operational and policy responses under consideration, particularly the need to revisit ancient practices created by Australia’s indigenous peoples.

By attending this webinar you will learn:

  • Insights into the combination of factors that lead to the 2020 bushfires
  • Climate change’s contributing factors and future implications for global climate change policy
  • Innovation in future prevention techniques, including ancient fire management techniques offered by the First Peoples of Australia
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